15 can’t-miss concerts in Boston this month

From Dropkick Murphys to The Who.

This file photo shows the Dropkick Murphys performing at TD Garden on March 15, 2013. Kayana Szmczak / The Boston Globe


Just in time for the spring thaw, come out of your winter hibernation and catch some live music in Boston. This month’s best shows include an up-and-coming queen of soul, Boston’s punk anthem purveyors, and one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever exist.

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Bent Shapes

The local jangle pop quartet is celebrating the release of its new album, Wolves of Want, the night before the record hits shelves.

(Thursday, March 10 at 9 p.m.; Great Scott; $10; 18+; w/ SPORTS, Cuffs; tickets available here.)

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Rachel Platten

The Newton native is continuing in Boston’s rich pop music history, especially with her 2015 hit “Fight Song.’’ See her perform it in the flesh in the heart of the Theater District.

(Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m.; Royale; $22-$25; all ages; w/ Eric Hutchinson, Christina Grimmie; tickets available here.)

Deer Tick

The pride of Providence is hitting the road this spring with former Bostonian Mutual Benefit for an all acoustic tour.

(Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m.; Somerville Theatre; $25; all ages; w/ Mutual Benefit; tickets available here.)

Dropkick Murphys

Boston’s Irish punk royalty return for its annual St. Patrick’s Day run. This year’s string of shows take place over five days at House of Blues, Agganis Arena, and a venue to be named later.

(March 16-20; House of Blues (3/16-3/18), Agganis Arena (3/19), Venue TBA (3/20); all ages; $30-$60; w/ various bands opening; tickets available here.)

A Scoop of Soul

Leon Bridges

The Fort Worth vintage soulster hopped on the scene in a huge way in 2015 with his debut, Coming Home. He hits Boston for the first time in 2016 with Philadelphia’s Son Little.


(Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.; Citi Wang Theatre; $29.50-$35; all ages; w/ Son Little; tickets available here.)

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Andra Day

West Coast songstress Andra Day is coming off of two Grammy nominations from her 2015 album, Cheers to the Fall. She’ll bring some warm soul to the cozy confines of The Sinclair.

(Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m.; The Sinclair; $20; 18+; tickets available here.)

Galactic and Soulive

New Orleans funk collective Galactic co-headlines alongside Boston’s finest organ trio for a night that will inspire some serious booty-shakin’.

(Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues; $27.50-$45; all ages; w/ Cyril Neville, Erica Falls; tickets available here.)

Eli Paperboy Reed

Brookline-born soul man Eli “Paperboy’’ Reed returns home to close out his tour in support of his upcoming album, My Way Home.

(Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall; $13; 18+; tickets available here.)

A Slice of Something Different

Oneohtrix Point Never

The Wayland-bred electronic composer comes to Cambridge after the success of his 2015 full-length, Garden of Delete.

(Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair; $22-$24; 18+; w/ Jason Lescalleet; tickets available here.)

Red Baraat

The Brooklyn-based Punjabi brass band was called, “the best party band I’ve seen in years,’’ by NPR’s Bob Boilen. The band will turn the heat up at The Sinclair for its Festival of Colors tour.

(Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m.; The Sinclair; $20-$23; 18+; w/ Madame Gandhi; Rajas; tickets available here.)

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Catch a Classic

Neko Case

The Seattle-based songwriter has been touring and recording for more than twenty years, both as a member of The New Pornographers, and as a solo artist. She’ll stop by House of Blues along with Brooklyn’s The Felice Brothers.


(Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.; House of Blues; $23.50-$33.50; all ages; w/ The Felice Brothers; tickets available here.)

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The Who

They played Woodstock, they played Leeds, they played the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and now 50 years after the band’s formation, The Who is returning to the Garden.

(Sunday, March 7 at 7 p.m.; TD Garden; $49.50-$149.50; all ages; w/ Tal Wilkenfeld; tickets available here.)


Dave Mustaine and his crew of metal-shredding pioneers hit House of Blues for a night of headbanging.

(Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m.; House of Blues; $45-$55; all ages; w/ Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom, Havok; tickets available here.)

Bonnie Raitt

The smooth-voiced slide guitarist recently paid tribute to B.B. King at the Grammys and will bring her bluesy sound to The Orpheum.

(Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.; The Orpheum Theatre; $58; all ages; w/ The California Honeydrops; tickets available here.)

Check the Rhyme Migos

Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Migos brings its “Dab Tour’’ to the Middle East, giving locals a taste of the group’s collection of party anthems. (Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.; Middle East Downstairs; $30; all ages; tickets available here.)

Pusha T

The Kanye-approved emcee, formerly of Clipse, comes to The Paradise to preview material from his upcoming album, King Push. (Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.; The Paradise; $29.50; 18+; w/ Lil Bibby, G Herbo; tickets available here.)

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